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93-year-old WWII veteran takes special flight

93-year-old WWII veteran takes special flight

A 93-year-old World War II veteran took a flight through history Thursday afternoon, reliving his days as an Air Force pilot.

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WWII vet comes home

WWII vet comes home

A local World War II veteran is home after marking the 70th anniversary of the US invasion of Normandy

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Rare B-17 takes bomb crew veterans for “Freedom Flight

Rare B-17 takes bomb crew veterans for “Freedom Flight

EAA B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” takes 10 B-17 veterans on flight that’s a combination of working history and living history

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15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

Please click on this ad to keep this site free!   The history of brewing beer in San Francisco dates back to the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush spurred the creation of hundreds of bars to quench the thirst of hard-working gold miners. The infamous earthquake of 1906 laid waste to many of the breweries, and…

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WWII Aircraft

P-47 video

P-47 video

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Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

Video – B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

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44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

44-85829 – B-17G Flying Fortress – “Yankee Lady”

    Serial #: 44-85829 Construction #: 8738 (-VE) Civil Registration: N3193G Model(s): B-17G Flying Fortress PB-1G Flying Fortres Name: Yankee Lady Status: Airworthy Last info: 2002 History: Manufactured by Lockheeds Vega Division, Burbank, CA, delivered on July 16, 1945. – Accepted by ATC at Burbank, CA, July 16, 1945. – Ferried to the Lockheed Modification Center, Dallas-Love Field, […]

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44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

44-84786 – F6-D Mustang

    History / Previous Identities: 1945: 8 June – accepted by USAAF 1946: September – 363rd TRS, Brooks Field Texas 1949: sold surplus 1952: Michael Coutches 1963: N5484V (44-73822), Bernard Coski, WA 1966: William Myers (44-84786, 44-73822) 1981: Butch Scroeder purchased project from Myers’ garage and basement Twelve long years of hard work and […]

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44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

44-40683 – B-24J-175-CO Liberator

  Consolidated B-24J-175-CO Liberator (s/n 44-40683) named “Curly Bird” from the 819th BS, 30th BG, 7th AF.

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Vietnam Aircraft

51-12146 – Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

51-12146 – Cessna O-1 Bird Dog

Aircraft Model#:  51-12146 Serial/BuNo#  Cessna O-1 Bird Dog Construction# Name/NoseArt: Civil Registration: Status: MACR: History: April 21,1968 at Hue-Phu Bai Airfield Airman 1st Class Larry Brown – Aircraft Mechanic 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, attached to 1st Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Photo Credits: SP4 Jacob E. Hawes References:

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64-0963 – F-4D-25-MC Phantom II

64-0963 – F-4D-25-MC Phantom II

Aircraft Model#:  F-4D-25-MC Phantom II Serial/BuNo#  64-0963 Construction#  c/n 1415 Name/NoseArt: Civil Registration: Status: MACR: History:  AMARC as FP0444 Feb 6, 1990 Photo Credits: References:

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63-8352 – F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief

63-8352 – F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief

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67-0448 – RF-4C-34-MC Phantom – “CAROLINA KANGAROO” “HAVE CAMERA – WILL TRAVEL”

67-0448 – RF-4C-34-MC Phantom – “CAROLINA KANGAROO” “HAVE CAMERA – WILL TRAVEL”

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142218 – A4D-1 Skyhawk

142218 – A4D-1 Skyhawk

  NAS Miramar August 10, 1957. Photographer: Bill Larkins

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Korean War Aircraft

51-5307 – Lockheed F-94B-5-LO

51-5307 – Lockheed F-94B-5-LO

  A Minnesota Air National Guard F-94B Photo by Bob Stochowick

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44-85071 – P-80A-1-LO – “Houston Hurricane”

44-85071 – P-80A-1-LO – “Houston Hurricane”

  *27th FS (412th FG). *Upgraded to F-80C-11-LO. *10/14/1951: Written off at Barksdale AFB, LA? Repaired? *8/1953: Iowa ANG 174th FS. P-80A in white trim was originally assigned to the 31st Fighter Squadron, 412th FG at March Field, CA. The 412th was the AAF’s first all-jet unit. Group commander COL Bruce K. Holloway lobbied his […]

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53-3268 – C-118A Liftmaster

53-3268 – C-118A Liftmaster

  C-118A Liftmaster 53-3268 1705 ATG MATS delivered to USAF May 2, 1955. WFU and stored MASDC Feb 1975. Photo taken in 1956

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45-8612 – F-80C-12-LO

45-8612 – F-80C-12-LO

From the Bob Burgess collection, a 616 negative taken by Brian Baker. The F-80 is named “City of Wichita”.

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51-9394 – F-84F-25-GK – Thunderstreak

51-9394 – F-84F-25-GK – Thunderstreak

  52-6544 F-84F-40-RE Thunderstreak 51-9394 F-84F-25-GK 169 TFW ILL ANG

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93-year-old WWII veteran takes special flight

93-year-old WWII veteran takes special flight

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

A 93-year-old World War II veteran took a flight through history Thursday afternoon, reliving his days as an Air Force pilot.

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WWII vet comes home

WWII vet comes home

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A local World War II veteran is home after marking the 70th anniversary of the US invasion of Normandy

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51-5307 – Lockheed F-94B-5-LO

51-5307 – Lockheed F-94B-5-LO

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

  A Minnesota Air National Guard F-94B Photo by Bob Stochowick

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Rare B-17 takes bomb crew veterans for “Freedom Flight

Rare B-17 takes bomb crew veterans for “Freedom Flight

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAA B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” takes 10 B-17 veterans on flight that’s a combination of working history and living history

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15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Please click on this ad to keep this site free!   The history of brewing beer in San Francisco dates back to the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush spurred the creation of hundreds of bars to quench the thirst of hard-working gold miners. The infamous earthquake of 1906 laid waste to many of the breweries, and…

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“Jetman” Shares the Skies with Iconic Spitfire.

“Jetman” Shares the Skies with Iconic Spitfire.

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yves “Jetman” Rossy took to the skies with fellow “Breitling Flyer” pilot, Nigel Lamb in the renowned Spitfire MH434, Bex, Switzerland, September 7, 2012. Photo by Marie Schenk. (PRNewsFoto/Breitling, Marie Schenk) BEX, Switzerland, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire…

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CAF Names Smith as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development

CAF Names Smith as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced the addition of Adam Smith to its staff as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development. “Adam has a unique background and set of talents that make him perfect for this important new position in…

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CAF Event to Honor the Women of the Greatest Generation

CAF Event to Honor the Women of the Greatest Generation

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WWII Heritage Days highlights include USAF speaker, women veterans, noted author and swing dancer. Peachtree, GA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The sights and sounds of The Greatest Generation will come alive when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing…

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WWII vet returns home after 70 years missing

WWII vet returns home after 70 years missing

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WWII vet returns home after 70 years missing

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